Huntersville NC

Huntersville loses a leader who helped push it ‘up the mountain’

HUNTERSVILLE – Jill Swain, one of the most active, long-running and dedicated advocates for all aspects of the Town of Huntersville, died Thursday morning following a brief, non-COVID-related illness that had led to her being hospitalized over the weekend. She was 61. Family friends shared the news, following a week of social media postings – some by Swain herself – reporting […]

Masterful memories: Huntersville golfer wins Drive, Chip and Putt title at Augusta

HUNTERSVILLE – Before the return of Tiger Woods dominated media coverage at the Masters golf tournament, a young girl with an inspiring story was the talk of Augusta National Golf Club. Nine-year-old Autumn Solesbee, a student at SouthLake Christian Academy, knows real pressure. Among the hundreds of thousands of children in the foster care system hoping to find stability, her […]

Highland Games return to Loch Norman after long pandemic pause

HUNTERSVILLE – The Loch Norman Highland Games are set to return to Historic Rural Hill this weekend after a two-year hiatus.  “Everyone seems super excited to get back out here,” Rural Hill Executive Director Jessica Bustamante said. “A lot of our participants compete in these games all across the country, but many of them say this event feels like home. […]

Strong turnout for festival supporting Huntersville neighborhood

HUNTERSVILLE – In an event co-hosted by the Ada Jenkins Center and Caterpillar Ministries, hundreds turned out for Saturday’s 2022 Festival of Services focused on support for families in Huntesville’s Huntington Green neighborhood. Held at Lakehaven Community Church, the Festival featured 23 community partners sharing information about services available to residents of the low-income neighborhood. The gathering included a free […]

Main Street project a prelude to ‘totally different downtown’

HUNTERSVILLE – A project at least two decades in the making – and the subject of planning and preparations the last two years – is now, officially, in progress. On June 30 – not coincidentally the last day of Fiscal Year 2021 – town officials and a sizable contingent of town staff members, joined by project contractors, N.C. Department of Transportation […]

In-person ceremonies return for Memorial Day around Lake Norman

It just didn’t seem right. Those “virtual” Memorial Day tributes in 2020 just didn’t do justice to the very real sacrifices of men and women who lost their lives in the service of their country. But with pandemic-related restrictions on gatherings eased, this year we will gather in person to honor our heroes rather than squint into a computer screen […]

Huntersville gets higher bid for downtown property

HUNTERSVILLE – A second suitor has declared interest in a building and property the town has declared as surplus, triggering a new upset-bid period and a potential bigger payday for the town. In late November – soon after the town initiated the required, public upset-bid process announcing a $1.5 million offer from 760 Craft Works LLC for the town-owned Robert […]

Huntersville planner: Future downtown development does not depend on rail

HUNTERSVILLE – Town commissioners held a pre-meeting discussion Dec. 7 about adjustments in Huntersville’s proposed 2040 comprehensive plan. The assortment of tweaks in the plan – compiled during a year-long process that involved consultant guidance, a citizen steering committee and multiple public-input sessions, surveys and online opportunities – focused on the wording of some sections and pushed for a clearer […]

Sidewalks, investments give Huntersville board ‘something to think about’

HUNTERSVILLE – Focused on improving walkable connections to schools, retail hubs, parks and between neighborhoods, a town staff team has identified 14 sidewalk projects for future consideration, with the understanding that priorities could change and the financial commitment involved would likely require a long-term, piece-by-piece approach. In an informational session prior to the town board’s Nov. 2 regular meeting, Director […]

‘Amazing’ fall moments remain at historic Huntersville farm

HUNTERSVILLE – There are a few weeks left in this year’s opportunity to test your navigation and puzzle-solving skills at the Amazing Maize Maze at Historic Rural Hill. A network of paths – with one route providing the proper path toward discovery of a Celtic fortune – meanders through a 7-acre crop of head-high corn at the historic working farm […]